March  28, 2014 Issue: Vol 4 Issue 6 
Housing Element cover 2014Review the Housing Element
We've submitted our updated Draft Housing Element to the State and will hold public hearings before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors before we finalize it. You can review the draft Housing Needs Assessment and the draft Housing Policy document. We'll announce the public hearing dates soon.
Couple in chairsGrants available for Visitor Management projects
The annual grant application process has begun for the Napa County Special Projects Funds that are set aside for visitor management and tourism marketing. If you are seeking funding for a project that builds overnight tourism in Napa County, please apply by May 1! The instructions and applications materials are available here.
Vote buttons Tagalog ChineseDo you speak Chinese or Tagalog?
The Elections division is looking for poll workers who are able to converse in Chinese or Tagalog, to help voters in some American Canyon precincts on Election Days in June and November. Poll workers receive training and payment. Find out more.
10K runnersRoads closed this weekend and next ...
Tomorrow, March 29, Henry Road will be closed until 10 a.m. for the Carneros Vineyard Run, which benefits the Carneros Volunteer Fire Department. Race day registration is still available, if you're feeling energetic! On Sunday, April 6, Silverado Trail will be closed from Lake Street in Calistoga to Crystal Springs Road near St. Helena, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the Napa Valley Silverado Half Marathon. Plan your weekend mornings around these events!
Zumba health fair"Health Starts Here" on April 9!
Zumba! Yoga! Rapid HIV testing! Free Tdap vaccine! Raffle prizes! Food demos! Car and booster seat installation! Join us at Health and Human Services campus from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Get more info in English. Lea abajo para información en español
TaxPay second installment taxes by April 10
Two more weeks to pay your property taxes! The Treasurer-Tax Collector reminds us all that the second installment of the 2013-2014 Secured Property Taxes became due Feb. 1, 2014, and will become delinquent after April 10, 2014.  Visit the Tax Collector's web pages to get all the information you need about paying your taxes or call (707) 253-4312.
prescription drugsDrug Takeback Events on April 26
On Saturday, April 26, you can rid your home of dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. No questions asked. Four locations around the County and controlled substances ARE accepted. No syringes. Sponsored by the Napa Sheriff's office and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Find out more about the April 26 event. Find out more about year-round medical waste recycling.
Farming chemical containersRecycle your Ag chemical containers on April 29
You can safely recycle your plastic agricultural chemical containers at an event in Yountville on April 29, sponsored by the Ag Commissioner's office and Interstate Ag Plastics. Find out more, including how to prepare your containers before the event, by downloading the event flier.
chippingRequest free chipping from Napa Firewise
Napa Firewise and Napa County Fire are taking requests for this season's popular onsite chipping program. The service is intended to support defensible space preparation, and vegetation management and maintenance of road access to homes and outbuildings for those living in high-risk areas. Find out more at the Napa Firewise website.
Compost binHome and worm composting workshops set
You can attend a free, two-hour composting or worm composting class in 2014, and bring home a reduced-price composting bin or a mail-in rebate for other green equipment! Choose from eleven different sessions, starting in March and ending in September. Partners include Napa County Environmental Health, Upper Valley Waste Management, NRWS/NCRWS, the Master Gardeners, the cities of Napa and American Canyon, and the Town of Yountville. The flier has all the information. 
2013 BoardNext Board meeting is Tuesday, April 1
On the agenda: Proclamation declaring April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Napa County; introduction of new County employees; a resolution supporting U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 4166 to transfer management of Lake Berryessa from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management; an appeal to a decision by the Napa County Chief Building Official to deny a request to extend Whetstone Wine Cellars' Temporary Certificate of Occupancy past the 180 day time limit; a letter of support for SB 848 (Wolk), a $6.825 billion water bond; actions related to the use of County Unincorporated Area Measure "A" funds;  a comment letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of the California State Parks Department regarding grant applications submitted by BLM for the Knoxville Recreation Area; closed sessions for anticipated and existing litigation, and labor negotiations; plus consent items. You can check agendas, research minutes or watch recorded meetings at any time on our website.
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